Dr Nathaniel Borenstein Dr Nathaniel Borenstein is chief scientist for cloud-based email management company Mimecast

Dr Nathaniel Borenstein is chief scientist for cloud-based email management company Mimecast. Nathaniel is the co-creator of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) email standard and developer of the Andrew Mail System, metamail software and the Safe-Tcl programming language.

Previously, Nathaniel worked as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, responsible for research and standards strategy for the Lotus brand, and as a faculty member at the University of Michigan and Carnegie-Mellon University. He also founded two successful Internet cloud service start-ups; First Virtual Holdings, the first Internet payment system; and NetPOS, the first Internet-centric point-of-sale system.

At Mimecast, he is responsible for driving the company’s product evolution and technological innovation. Nathaniel is a regular commentator on the technology industry and his views have been featured in press around the world.